zebra finch
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 6, 2018
Female zebra finches prefer red-beaked male finches over their orange-beaked counterparts.
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Zebra finches sing a special song that appears to help their offspring better adapt to a hotter climate, according to a study.
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Oct 22, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2013
Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.
Behavior Brief
Bob Grant | Aug 23, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Estrogenā€™s New Role
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 2, 2011
The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.